Solutions for Smart but Struggling Students

Session 4: You're Not Failing and Your Child is Not Broken

Dayna Abraham
Running time: 21:36

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  1. Silmara on October 9, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Oh such wonderful and practical and useful information, tx! Her examples of her own child have given me some great clues on what to look for….I like the ideas on how to teach them to self advocate but also do it in an acceptable way. To teach them that there will always be people who don’t get it and instead of getting angry,learn to deal with the situation..
    Tx so much

  2. Rachel on October 9, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Week 4 Session 4 was extremely helpful for me thank you

  3. cordelia Riley on October 9, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Ok, my soft skills stuck. What do you recommend so that the tact is learned the verbiage to use? three people have spoken about the way to ask or not knowing how to ask the question, the lady here, the lady for Bridges and the young man who talked about his dark journey. How do we lean win win conversation or how to ask the question so that our needs are addressed and meet?

    • Lauren on October 10, 2019 at 11:36 am

      Cordelia, we asked this question of our experts this morning in our B&Q IdeaLab Q&A (Debbie Reber, Sue Baum, Dan Peters). What came out of it was:
      It’s never too late to learn the soft skills, the same skills we are trying to teach our kids! Such as the self-recognition of if we’re in the red zone and about to blow. What is our plan to cool down and take care of ourselves? What are my triggers and how can I anticipate them and respond appropriately? How do they relate back to my own history? The bottom line is to stay curious and in learning mode about YOURSELF as well as your child. Bright & Quirky IdeaLab has great resources for this!
      -Lauren with the Bright & Quirky Team

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